Brunello 2013, “a true growers’ vintage”: Critics rave about 2013 release from Montalcino
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Brunello 2013, “a true growers’ vintage”: Critics rave about 2013 release from Montalcino

Just a day after the conclusion of Benvenuto Brunello — the annual grand tasting in Montalcino where producers feature new releases — top Italian wine critics are already publishing their glowing praise of the 2013 harvest. “A true growers’ vintage” is how top Tuscan sommelier, restaurateur, and wine writer Andrea Gori put it in a post for … Continue reading

Notes on the 2013 harvest in Montalcino: A “classic” acidity-driven vintage
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Notes on the 2013 harvest in Montalcino: A “classic” acidity-driven vintage

A mild winter, warm spring, and cool temperatures and light rain in late summer and fall created the perfect conditions for classic-style Brunello in 2013. See Stefano’s vintage notes below. “The 2013 vintage represents the first opportunity, in the last two years, to add classically-styled Brunello to our cellars,” wrote top American taster and buyer … Continue reading

Wine Enthusiast: 90+ point scores across the board for our new releases
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Wine Enthusiast: 90+ point scores across the board for our new releases

Above: Sangiovese in our Vigna del Fiore vineyard, our top cru. We are thrilled to share these scores, previews, from Wine Enthusiast, including 94 points for our 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore. We don’t have the accompanying tasting notes yet but we will post them as soon as they are published (in the … Continue reading

Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”
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Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”

We were simply thrilled to see this blog post, tasting note, and score by Eric Guido, one of the top Italian tasters working in the U.S. today. Check out the post: It’s a great overview of his tastings at Benvenuto Brunello 2018, including his notes on the current releases from the appellation and notes on … Continue reading

James Suckling: 2013 Vigna del Fiore “great wine” 93 points
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James Suckling: 2013 Vigna del Fiore “great wine” 93 points

Thrilled to share these recently published scores and tasting notes from one of the world’s top tasters of Tuscan wines, James Suckling. Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 93 points A superb wine for the mellow and complex, concentrated palate, this has a very impressive dark-cherry and earthy core. Spiced leather … Continue reading

“Luscious notes of cherry/berry, savory herb, and forest floor that Brunello lovers crave”
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“Luscious notes of cherry/berry, savory herb, and forest floor that Brunello lovers crave”

We are thrilled to share this review and tasting note from one of our favorite American wine writers, Pat Thomson (above). It appears in the current issue of Tastes of Italy. Want a Brunello with pedigree? How about one that’s been around since 1892, made by an illustrious titled family? That’d be Fattoria dei Barbi’s … Continue reading